Organs that are transported from overseas might contain infectious diseases, but there are no customs protocols in place to indicate that they are carrying live tissue into [...]
China Organ-Trafficking BoomChina, which uses organs for transplant from prisoners on death row, has been a particular concern. A growing illicit organ trade industry in that country has been linked to the persecution and disappearance of Falun Gong practitioners, prisoners of conscience in China.
In 2006, former Canadian Secretary of State David Kilgour and international human rights lawyer David Matas produced a report that concluded Falun Gong practitioners, arrested en masse and without trial, were being killed to service a burgeoning and illicit trade in organs in China.
The Transplantation Society has distanced itself from the Canadian report saying that the issue was the domain of United Nations or World Health Organization investigation.
To date there has been no international investigation into the Canadian report’s findings but the TTS has worked hard to enforce ethical guidelines.